2017-18 Academic Calendar

Fall 2017
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Residence halls openFridayAugust 18
Instruction beginsTuesdayAugust 22
Labor Day Holiday - no classesMondaySeptember 4
Fall Break beginsSaturdayOctober 7
Indigenous Peoples' DayMondayOctober 9
Instruction ResumesWednesdayOctober 11
Veterans DaySaturdayNovember 11
Thanksgiving break beginsWednesdayNovember 22
Instruction ResumesMondayNovember 27
Last Day of ClassesFridayDecember 1
Study PeriodSaturday - TuesdayDecember 2 - 5
Scheduled ExamsWednesday - ThursdayDecember 6 - 14
Recognition Event for December GraduatesSaturdayDecember 16
Winter 2017-18
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
University Winter BreakMonday - MondayDecember 25 - 1
Winter 3-Week session beginsTuesdayJanuary 2
Winter Session endsSaturdayJanuary 20
Spring 2018
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / HolidayMondayJanuary 15
January Orientation BeginsThursdayJanuary 18
Instruction beginsWednesdayJanuary 24
February Break beginsSaturdayFebruary 17
Instruction ResumesWednesdayFebruary 21
Spring Break beginsSaturdayMarch 31
Instruction ResumesMondayApril 9
Last Day of ClassesWednesdayMay 9
Study PeriodThursday - SundayMay 10 - 13
Scheduled ExamsMonday - ThursdayMay 14 - 17
Study DayFridayMay 18
Scheduled ExamsSaturday - TuesdayMay 19 - 22
Commencement / May degree dateSundayMay 27

There are many summer programs that follow different calendars from the one shown here. For more information on these programs, visit Summer Sessions.

Summer 2018
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
3-week Summer Session beginsWednesdayMay 30
8-week Summer Session beginsMondayJune 11
3-week Summer Session exams endFridayJune 22
6-week Summer Session beginsMondayJune 25
6- and 8-week Summer Sessions exams endMonday - TuesdayAugust 6 - 7

¹ Verify Add/Drop appointment window and registration holds on Student Center.

See also Key Academic Dates from the Office of the University Registrar website.

For complete semester start-up information visit: Cornell University Campus Life and the Office of the University Registrar.

The 2018-19 and 2019-20 calendars have been revised as announced on July 13, 2017. More information is available in the Cornell Chronicle.